At the beginning of July 2020, a new ZWO ASI2400MC Pro planetary camera is to appear, equipped with a Sony IMX410 full-frame sensor. Color, with ultra-low reading noise, a large 5.94 µm pixel and a powerful potential well (100 ke), has a chance to become number 1 among Deep-Sky color cameras.
Besides the price, like a dragon - does this camera offer something?
Yes, it offers a few: • CMOS Sony IMX410 matrix • full frame 6072x4042 px / 36x24 mm / 24 Mpix • back-illuminated sensor (see eg Wikipedia under this entry) = greater efficiency / performance • color (with Bayer filter) • the potential well with a depth of 100 keel allows for a solid long exposure • built-in small heater around the front camera window eliminates the problem of dew settling • two-stage thermoelectric cooling (ΔT) = -35 ° C) reduces dark current and noise to a virtually negligible level • USB3.0 and 256 MB DDR3 buffer memory • built-in tilter allowing for setting the matrix perpendicular to the optical axis • high-quality HCG amplification offers a full dynamic range and the lowest reading noise (1.1 e-rms) at a gain of 140
Below: sample photos of our work setup - GSO RC 10 "(white) + EQ6-R, guider 60/280 + ASI120MM Mini, main camera: ZWO ASI 2400 MC with cooling (click to view in full size)